The London Borough of Redbridge is to carry out an investigation
after a resident of one its sheltered accommodation homes was
admitted to hospital and died after a nine-hour wait for
Thomas Rogers, 74, lived in Wood Green, Essex. When he collapsed
unconscious against a radiator and was burned the warden called for
an ambulance but his family were not contacted.
Staff at Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, also
failed to contact Mr Rogers’ family and he died before they were
informed that he was injured.
His family, who say it took the hospital 36 hours to inform them
he had died alone, are now demanding a public inquiry.
A spokesperson for the council said it was “deeply saddened by
Mr Rogers’ death” and would be carrying out an investigation after
the coroner’s inquest.